LPA 46 – Contaminated Land and Council Liability for Local Impacts

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Published in January 2011

In 2009, a group action was brought against Corby Borough Council (CBC) over an increase in birth defects near a contaminated site. While the Court found that CBC was guilty of negligence, breach of statutory duty and public nuisance, causation was not demonstrated so the CBC was not liable for damages. This LPA discusses this case.

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